Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Recorded Set

On the 8th of January I was the lucky guest of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival live on Zoom with the astounding Catrice Greer and a gorgeous group of poets reading that the Open Mic. Below is the recording of my set, a 25 minute tour of the first 45 years of my life, poetically, with […]

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PLAYING FOR POSITION

  I played waiter on weekends to women and their well-worn wishes and worries, after or in between or in avoidance of the shopping and washing and cleaning and stewing, mothers sitting with mother, packed onto the flattened pile of the green velvet sofa, scorched with leftover tunes from parted parties and expired expectations, milk […]

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THE PRICE OF A STAR

  And she sang of hope and harmony in a borrowed frock on Tuesday nights in a smokey bar below the Bowery where the Irish downed their whiskey while the Italians were always frisky and they touched her, always, afterwards her faithful followers fingering flesh as if to caress the affection she injected into lyrics, […]

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